New Patients

What to expect at your first visit to Dr. West's office ...

  • When you arrive for your first visit, please have a seat in our comfortable waiting room. Feel free to grab some coffee or tea while we make sure we have all of your paperwork in order. If you have downloaded and filled out your forms from our forms page beforehand, please arrive on time. If you have not, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork.

  • Once we are ready for you, you will be shown back to one of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms.

  • Dr. West will greet you and ask about your goals and concerns in seeking treatment. He will take a quick look inside your mouth and prescribe the necessary x-rays to be taken. Once your digital x-rays are taken, Dr. West will perform a full oral and periodontal evaluation, go over your x-rays and any necessary intra-oral pictures that are taken. A detailed treatment plan will then be made as you and Dr. West talk through all of the options for your treatment. If time allows, your cleaning may be done at this appointment, but this is not always the case.

  • The most important aspect of the first visit is to develop the road map for your treatment and to make sure that you fully understand all of your options. Fees and sequencing will be discussed, as well as payment options, as outlined in our financial policy. Once all of your questions are answered, you will be taken back to the front for check out and to schedule your next appointment.

Go to the online appointments form to schedule your first appointment with Dr. West or call us at 919.636.9123.